Check out this video of Austin, Texas-based musician Carrie Rodriguez sings and plays the electric blues-rocker “I Cry for Love,” off her newly released album “Give Me All You Got.”
The roots music singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist released Tuesday her new album, “Give Me All You Got.” She and fellow multi-hyphenate Luke Jacobs, who co-wrote three songs and played guitars on the album, are bringing their duo tour in support of the album to one of her favorite venues, the Blue Door, at 8 tonight.
“That’s a special place. Only one of those in this country,” she told me in a recent interview. “I don’t know a lot of other venues that are like that. It’s just got such a homey, chill vibe.”
Of her studio albums, Rodriguez, who plays tenor guitar as well as four-string electric mandolin, or mandobird, along with fiddle, said “Give Me All You Got” comes closest to capturing the feel of her live shows.
“With my previous studio albums I’ve spent quite a bit of time picking over things, you know, redoing vocals, adding layers, which is all fun. I don’t think that’s a bad thing to do or a bad way to make a record. But this is the first record that is pretty much all live,” she told me.
“We actually toured for about two weeks before we went into the studio. So we got all the songs sort of tested out a little bit and broken in, and we just went in and played, which felt good. And there’s mistakes and sometimes I sing out of tune and there’s little guitar flubs. You know, I got sick about halfway through the process, just a head cold, and some of those vocals I can hear it. But maybe because I was sick, there was something especially vulnerable and true about the performances.
“It’s pretty real.”
For more information on tonight’s OKC show, call 524-0738 or go to www.bluedoorokc.com.